Poli 362, Week 5 Notes
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POLI 362: Politics and Mass Media 2/11/16 Operations of public officials The higher up you get in politics the more important it is to be truthful and accurate A good press secretary can make a world of difference in the effectiveness and electability of the member Only position more important in a senatorial office is the chief of staff Two more important characteristics of a press secretary are competence and honesty Operations of the Media Editor is the top of the business – hands out assignment and edits assignments Reporter – goes out and gets story then turns it into the editor A week for a newspaper Monday: down day for newspapers, circulation is low b/c there is very little news that comes out on Saturday and Sunday o 8:00 a.m. Stories they are supposed to cover o 7:00 p.m. Deadline o 12-2 a.m. Print the paper Tuesday: circulation grows Wednesday: continues to grow Thursday: big day for newspapers, second largest day for circulation Friday: down day because people are preparing for the weekend and are doing other things beside reading the newspaper Saturday: slow circulation day as well Sunday: biggest day of the week because they are at home and have more time to read o There is also extra advertising on Sunday Schedule on which newspapers operate Days Monday o Low distribution day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Times 6-8 am 9-12 2-5 Television The news part of TV has lost a tremendous amount of viewership to entertainment on TV and also the internet Networks have a morning program where they talk about entertainment, sports, ect o Will also usually have a new segment Monday is pretty weak news Lunch hour there is a local news program o Usually from assignments that morning o Takes an hour to edit Viewership on Friday and Saturday is down o EXCEPT FOR SPORTS Sunday is also down except for sports and morning interview shows o The interview shows are for political elites and quasi elites o Quality is greater than quantity